Praise

talking-300x300I am fortunate that the authors and editors I have had the privilege to work with have found my contributions to be valuable. Here, some of their thoughts on my collaboration and writing skills:

“I am most appreciative for Karen’s adroit organization of and thoughtful improvements to the manuscript’s content.  Karen is the best professional writer I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and she has a synergistic mind and harmonious soul that is a beauty to behold.” – Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D., Virtually Human (St. Martin’s Press, October 2014).

“Karen Kelly, from the bottom of my heart—thank you. You have been with me from the first time I ever thought about writing a book. You believed in my message and my voice and without you cultivating that voice, this book would not have been possible. You are the person I can call after months of not connecting and pick up just where we left off.” – Tamsen Fadal, author of The New Single (St.Martins Press, October 2015).

“Heartfelt thanks you to Karen Kelly, gifted writer and collaborator extraordinaire and a joyful and very important addition to my life (this may have started as a working relationship, but I know that I have made that rare connection of a true, profoundly meaningful friendship).” – Debra Kaye, author of Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation (McGraw Hill, March 2013).

“First off, it’s been a pleasure to have a writing partner on this journey, Karen Kelly. For all the things my ADHD prevented me from doing, you stepped up time after time. Thank you.” – Peter Shankman, author of Nice Companies Finish First (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2013).

“What a pleasure it was working with you!!! Truly. You did a fantastic job of toeing that fine line…capturing Danny’s words while avoiding some potential pitfalls in a very charged manuscript. So far we couldn’t be more pleased with the book’s performance…your fine skills as a writer have much to do with the book’s reception. Thank you for your huge part in the book’s success!!” – Karen Wolny, Editorial Director Palgrave Macmillan, editor of Israel: The Will to Prevail.

“I would like to deeply thank Karen Kelly, who worked tirelessly with me on this book. Thank you very much, Karen, for your amazing patience and support.” – Danny Danon, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and author of Israel: The Will to Prevail (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2012).

“To KarenKelly for helping me pull it all together with solid edits and a dash of fairy dust.” – Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet (Skirt! 2011)

“I can’t speak highly enough about Karen Kelly, my co-writer, who has worked tirelessly with my on my book.” – Ronn Torossian, author of For Immediate Release (BenBella, 2011).

Karen, thank you for helping me speak so that America could understand me. Your local knowledge was invaluable.” – Jamie Durie, author of Jamie Durie’s The Outdoor Room (Harper Design, 2011).

“Thank you Karen Kelly. You are the gift that keeps on giving!” – Laurie David, author of The Family Dinner (Grand Central, November 2010).

“Karen Kelly my angel who helped me compile all of my knowledge and get it into words. Without you this book would have no completion and little color. You have been an absolute dream to work with!” – Karl Champley, DIY Network host and author of Same Place, More Space (Chronicle, November 2010).

“Thanks to Karen Kelly for helping give form to my ideas and philosophy on the written page, and for being a wise pal while always ready to share a good laugh.” – Sherrie Mathieson, author of Steal this Style (Clarkson Potter, 2009).

“Karen Kelly acted as my freelance editor, and breathed new life into this project in a way I never could have done on my own.” – Victoria Moran, author of Living a Charmed Life: Your Guide to Finding Magic in Every Moment of Every Day (HarperOne, May 2009).

“This book would not have been possible if it had not been for my…writing partner Karen Kelly…” – Celerie Kemble, author of To Your Taste (Clarkson Potter, November 2008).

“Karen Kelly did an amazing job helping me to write this book and was a constant source of inspiration and ideas. I couldn’t have pulled it off without her.”
– J. Douglas Bremner, MD, author of Before You Take That Pill (Avery, Spring 2008)

“Thank you to Karen Kelly, who ‘got’ our voice and understood our message from the first meeting, and then translated it beautifully on the page. We would not have this book without her.”
– Terence Noonan and Marta Tracy, TV producers and authors of Starring You! (Harper Entertainment, Summer 2007).

“Karen Kelly, a special thanks to you for doing such a great job capturing my voice and organizing my thoughts on paper. You brought things out of me that I don’t think anyone else could have.”
– Barbara Kavovit, CEO and founder of Barbara K! Enterprises and author of Room for Improvement and Invest in Your Nest (Rodale, 2005 and 2006).

“The wonderful writer Karen Kelly…beautifully translated my philosophies, concepts, and ideas into the written word. I give special thanks. Her insight and enthusiasm has made this book not only possible, but a very rewarding and memorable experience for me as well. I could not have done it without her.”
– Randolph Duke, designer and author of The Look (Clarkson Potter, 2006).

“Karen Kelly’s…patience and motivation has kept me focused. Dearest Karen, thank you for your flow and non-stop diligence. You are the true backbone of this book. I revere you.”
– Lorri Goddard Clark, Hollywood and celebrity hair colorist and author of The Color Mix Book (Regan Books, 2006).

“Karen, I invited you into my sometimes hectic, a little crazy, but always interesting world and you have represented me, the nature of my business, and my philosophy beautifully. I cannot thank you enough!”
– Janis Spindel, owner of Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking, New York City and author of Get Serious About Getting Married (Regan Books/Harper, 2005).